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A truly geeky clock (Epoch Clock)

Epoch Clock – By ThinkGeek (OEM unknown)

I love this clock.  It is nerdy on so many levels but manages to keep a good formal arrangement.  Who says geeks can’t be designers?

The Epoch in this case refers to the Unix Epoch (AKA POSIX Time) of 00:00:00 UTC Jan 1, 1970.  Basically, computers count time as an integer starting at that time.  That integer is converted to HH MM SS by the computer and then displayed in a human readable format.  This clock displays the raw vale for the time.  Additionally, this clock can display time in hexadecimal, octal, binary or roman numeral formats.  I still can’t read roman numerals so I don’t think I will be using that one too much….

epoch clock desk

More Info: http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/lights/a7c5/

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